Fewer than half of Indiana’s public school districts are participating in a free lead testing program, according to Jim McGoff, environmental programs director at the Indiana Finance Authority. The IFA created the voluntary program after lead contamination in places such as Flint, Michigan, and East Chicago, Indiana, rose to national prominence. Jim McGoff told a legislative study committee he has confidence the water supply itself is lead-free because of tests water utilities are required to...
Arts and Culture
When Don Hall's Original Drive In on Bluffton Road opened its doors in 1946, drive in restaurants were the rage, car hops delivered food to eager curbside customers, and "Buzzing Hall's" became the thing to do.
The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development gave the East Chicago Housing Authority $4 million Thursday to tear down a lead contaminated public housing complex. The West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana is the most contaminated section of a federal toxic waste cleanup site. Last spring, the city forced about a thousand residents to move out of the complex, a process that took nearly a year. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development now approved local...
Behind The Mic
To volunteer show host, Bill Forsythe , unwinding for the weekend means serving up a freeform mix of jazz-driven music, which he does, every other Friday night, on WBOI's "Friday Vibe."